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Love PF Changs Mongolian Beef? This easy copycat recipe tastes just like the original - tasty crispy beef served in a deliciously flavored sweet soy sauce. And it can be on the table in about 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Author Linda Warren


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, reduced from 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, reduced from 1 cup
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into bite sized strips (cut against grain while still partially frozen)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 green onions or scallions, sliced thin


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add ginger, garlic, soy sauce, water and brown sugar and simmer for about 20 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Place flank steak in a large ziploc bag and toss with cornstarch until well coated.
  4. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a clean skillet and fry steak in batches until meat is browned and getting crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  5. When steak is finished cooking, add to sauce and stir to coat. Place back on heat and cook until heated through.
  6. Place into serving bowl and garnish with green onions.